Thompson Family Children's Health Foundation
  |   Island kids

Meet the Thompsons: The importance of a home away from home in Campbell River

Already parents of two boys, Courtenay-based couple John and Melissa felt well prepared as their daughter’s due date approached...
Outreach Therapy - Susan Fox - Island Kids First
  |   'Ask the expert'

Ask the expert: How Bear Essentials is a lifeline for families of children with complex needs

On May 20, 2021, CEO Veronica Carroll was joined by Susan Fox of Outreach Therapy for episode 2 of “From the heart: Small talk ...
Marco Dixon - Lisa Huus Bursary
  |   Stories

Meet Marco: How this BC student channeled his complex health challenges into his career purpose

For Lisa Huus Bursary recipient Marco Dixon, artistic expression is a way of life. Brought up by a fashion designer and a music...
Island kids health - two boys running
  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet Lucas: How Bear Essentials is a lifeline for families of Island kids with complex needs

Island kid Lucas is a happy little guy. Like many other five-year-olds, he loves learning at school, playing with his brother, ...
Island family - Acheson
  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet Island kid Emmett: Why this Salt Spring Island family gives back to Jeneece Place

For fifth-generation Salt Spring Island resident, Becky and her husband Dane, fishing is a way of life. And after their middle ...
Foundry BC Community Partner Steve Mathias
  |   'Ask the expert'

Ask the expert: How Foundry can help our young people

On April 15, CEO Veronica Carroll was joined by Dr. Steve Mathias for episode 1 of From the Heart: Small talk about big subject...
Manda Roddick - Island Kids First - Lisa Huus Bursary
  |   Stories / The archives

A conversation with Manda Roddick: Using complex health challenges as a catalyst for social change

In speaking with PhD candidate Manda Roddick, her resilience and passion for making an impact become immediately clear. In addi...
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  |   News

British Columbia minor hockey team wins $100,000 for charity in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup

The Victoria Admirals minor hockey team from British Columbia is the 2020/2021 grand prize-winning team, in the fifth season of...
British Columbia family accessing health care
  |   Island kids / Stories

How Jeneece Place was a lighthouse in a storm for this Okanagan family

When Summerland residents Mark and Erin were expecting their first child in 2012, they never would have predicted that their so...
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  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet Ephraim: How Jeneece Place helped this Island family welcome their micro-preemie son

Before becoming a father, Island parent Scott described himself as being ruled by logic over emotion. Now that he is a parent, ...
Jeneece place 9th anniversary
  |   Island kids / Stories

Celebrating Jeneece Place: Nine years of providing a home away from home for Island families

Since its opening in 2012, Jeneece Place has provided a home away from home for thousands of Island families to stay while rece...
Island family - Sim Family
  |   Island kids / Stories

Why these Tim Hortons store owners support the health of Island kids

For Victoria residents, Kelly and Shaun, giving back to their local community at their four Tim Hortons store locations is a pe...